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« Reply #1600 on: July 03, 2013, 05:06:17 pm »

Probably a silly question, but should Christie Clark end up being deeply unpopular at the time of the next federal election, will Justin Trudeau be trying to run away from the BC Liberals or can voters actively separate the two, rather different, entities?

They are very different parties. The BC Liberals get more votes from federal Tories than from the federal Liberals.
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« Reply #1601 on: July 03, 2013, 05:14:24 pm »

Probably a silly question, but should Christie Clark end up being deeply unpopular at the time of the next federal election, will Justin Trudeau be trying to run away from the BC Liberals or can voters actively separate the two, rather different, entities?

They are very different parties. The BC Liberals get more votes from federal Tories than from the federal Liberals.

Indeed. Provincial parties vary widely in how close they are to their federal parties. The BC & Liberals are almost completely severed from their federal counterparts and the voters treat them that way.
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« Reply #1602 on: July 03, 2013, 06:28:20 pm »

Annual financial reports are out: Tories raised $17.3 million, Grits 8.2 (+1.3 from leadership contenders), NDP 7.7.
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« Reply #1603 on: July 04, 2013, 02:54:24 am »

Well, that would explain it.  I remember literally laughing seeing the Greens at 10%.  I'd never heard of that company before seeing that poll. 
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« Reply #1604 on: July 04, 2013, 08:20:24 am »

While we're on the subject of polling, here's Grenier's take on the recent ones.   Plus a CTV one on non-horserace stuff like approvals.
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« Reply #1605 on: July 04, 2013, 09:06:18 am »

Diane Ablonczy will retire in 2015, opening up her slot of junior foreign minister for the Americas.
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« Reply #1606 on: July 04, 2013, 09:09:33 am »

Marjory LeBreton is retiring as Government Leader in the Senate, she's facing mandatory retirement before the election.
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« Reply #1607 on: July 04, 2013, 09:49:30 am »

Marjory LeBreton is retiring as Government Leader in the Senate, she's facing mandatory retirement before the election.

Who would take her cabinet spot?
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« Reply #1608 on: July 04, 2013, 09:55:28 am »

No idea. Weirdly in his statement, Harper says that he'll be consulting the Senate caucus before naming her replacement. Sun reporting that the next Senate leader will not be a member of Cabinet, which may be a first. CBC has an interactive shuffle game but like the Globe's earlier one 'tis incomplete. Particularly on Atlantic possibilities. We still don't know what's going on with Flaherty.
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« Reply #1609 on: July 04, 2013, 10:00:09 am »

No idea. Weirdly in his statement, Harper says that he'll be consulting the Senate caucus before naming her replacement. Sun reporting that the next Senate leader will not be a member of Cabinet, which may be a first. CBC has an interactive shuffle game but like the Globe's earlier one 'tis incomplete. Particularly on Atlantic possibilities. We still don't know what's going on with Flaherty.

Should know in a week or so.
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« Reply #1610 on: July 04, 2013, 10:12:26 am »

Rae joins UT as a senior fellow.
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« Reply #1611 on: July 04, 2013, 11:23:13 am »

Apparently the objectivist Freedom Party will be running former Tory candidate and guy with a famous nephew Al Gretzky in London West.
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« Reply #1612 on: July 04, 2013, 06:50:45 pm »

CTV and GM report that the party originally thought about reimbursing Duffy from their own funds before balking at the cost. RCMP documents also show that Duffy had a pattern of filing fraudulent expense claims. Details from Fife at 11 as usual.

As for the shuffle, I'm not making any portfolio predictions but I will try and guess who's in and out- excluding those already confirmed. Out: Toews, Kent, O'Connor, Fantino. In: Alexander, Glover, Rempel, Poilievre, Bergen. Also a cool list of dos and don't for would-bes.
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« Reply #1613 on: July 05, 2013, 06:34:18 am »

Toews will announce his retirement today. Another retirement may come early next week.
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« Reply #1614 on: July 05, 2013, 10:12:02 am »

La Presse reporting that Bernier may get promoted, Ambrose will replace Paradis at Industry, Flaherty might leave- his wife wants him to move on.
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« Reply #1615 on: July 05, 2013, 10:14:04 am »


what is this i don't even
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« Reply #1616 on: July 05, 2013, 10:22:14 am »

We agree there. Could be a political rather than policy job.
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« Reply #1617 on: July 05, 2013, 10:51:53 am »
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Kent says he's running even if dropped. Says on FB that younger people deserve a chance and he'd be better serving his constituents as a backbencher.
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« Reply #1618 on: July 05, 2013, 04:57:01 pm »

Ivison says that Flaherty's leaving and that Baird's back early from Asia. Hinted on P&P just now that Baird could replace Flaherty.
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« Reply #1619 on: July 06, 2013, 07:10:57 am »

Shuffle on Wednesday.
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« Reply #1620 on: July 06, 2013, 08:12:54 am »

Lac-Megantic destroyed after a chemical freight train explodes.
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« Reply #1621 on: July 06, 2013, 08:14:17 am »
« Edited: July 06, 2013, 08:16:39 am by Thomas D »

I hope everyone up there is okay.

In English:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2013/07/06/quebec-train-derailment-fire.html
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« Reply #1622 on: July 06, 2013, 08:21:30 am »

Combine that with the forest fires which have been raging across the north... not good at all. They're briefing right now, no casualties reported thus far.
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« Reply #1623 on: July 06, 2013, 09:50:39 am »

There are people unaccounted for in Lac-Megantic, emergency workers haven't been to get close enough to search for casualties. Here's a chopper's eye view courtesy of the SQ.

https://twitter.com/sureteduquebec/status/353519189769732096/photo/1
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« Reply #1624 on: July 06, 2013, 09:24:44 pm »

Couillard could run in Roberval of all places. Montreal, Quebec City, now ROQ.
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